One of the elevators in Binghamton's Digman Hall, in New York, was set on fire right around 5 in the morning. It appears to police that a student from the hall went into the elevator with what they are calling combustible material. It has not yet been stated just what this material was or where the student obtained it. He then set it on fire while in the elevator.
As a result, the smoke that went up the elevator shaft set off the fire alarms in the building. All of the students had to be evacuated by using the stairwells, which were put in for just such a situation. The police and fire crews then came into the building, made sure that the fire was out, checked for damage in the elevator that could be hazardous to students, and arrested the student who was responsible for the whole thing. He faces a number of different charges, including arson.